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Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands


my name is Gordon Falconer. I was born in Ayrshire in Scotland and moved to The Netherlands in 1995.

I'm an engineering turner, having served my time with British Aerospace. After years of working in factories I gave up the daily grind to become a musician. A wife and two children later I decided that going back to a 'proper' job was needed. As a mechanical engineer I had a great time working all over Europe and the Middle East but unfortunately I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and had to give up this career as well.

I'd always fancied a go at wood turning and as my father is a carpenter to trade, I've kind of worked with wood on and off most of my life, so I bought a lathe and had a go !!

I play the Bodhran (Irish frame drum) so decided to make some tippers (the single stick used for playing). About 5 years ago I'd said to an Irish friend of mine Brendan White who makes handmade Bodhrans here in The Netherlands, that I reckoned could make decent tippers - it took a while but I got round to it. Two weeks after I got my lathe I visited Brendan to let him have a look at my work. Much to my relief he loved them and said they were among the best he'd seen in his 30 years of Bodhran playing and making - that made my day !!!

And here we are....I started Falconwood in August 2010, so I'm back where I started all those years ago. Only now, instead of turning metal I'm turning wood, and loving every minute of it !


-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#1 posted 850 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 850 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s, good to have you here :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 850 days ago

Thanks guys, good to be here !!!!!!!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#4 posted 850 days ago

Welcome Gordon. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 850 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 850 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 850 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 850 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 605 days ago

Missed you earlier in the year so a VERY belated welcome to LJs. Nice to see another Scot on board!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#10 posted 476 days ago

Hi Gordon,
About your comment on my profile, looking back the comparison/review i had done was not optimal.
Indeed i did not like the RO125, but meanwhile i have bought an ETS150 and RO 150, and those were better than the bosch by far, so i sold it. I was comparing apples to pears, the RO’s are terrible all round sanders i still think, but comparing the Bosch to the ETS150 is better, and there Festool has a clear edge.

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